Who we are and where to find us

This is the branch of medicine associated with looking after elderly people. Our department treats the conditions associated with getting older, including stroke, Parkinson's disease, dementia and bone health.

If you need to stay in hospital during your treatment, you'll stay on one of our specialist wards where our friendly staff will provide individualised care for your needs. Fortescue ward is on level 4 at North Devon District Hospital and is a medical ward that specialises in care of the older person and people with dementia. At the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford), we have several specialist wards including Ashburn Ward, Bolham Ward, Bovey Ward, Kenn Ward, and Torridge Ward.  

Contact us


North Devon District Hospital 

Main switchboard on 01271 322577

Fortescue Ward - 01271 322330 ndht.fortescueward@nhs.net




Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Contact Ashburn Ward on 01392 404530

Contact Bolham Ward on 01392 402777

Contact Bovey Ward on 01392 402560

Contact Kenn Ward on 01392 402553

Contact Torridge Ward on 01392 402760

Contact Clyst Ward on 01392 402507

Contact Yealm Ward 01392 404535

Contact Durbin Ward on 01392 406358

Contact Wynard Ward on 01392 403317

Where to find us

Your healthcare professional will advise where your appointment will take place. Your appointment may take place at one of our outpatient clinics situated within our main hospital sites or within the community.

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

Fortescue Ward, Level 4


Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

Healthcare for Older People Wards

Ashburn Ward (Level 2, Area E)
Bolham Ward (Level 1, Area A)
Bovey Ward (Level 2, Area R)
Kenn Ward (Level 2, Area R)
Torridge Ward (Level 1, Area B)
Acute Stroke Unit

Clyst Ward (Level 2, Area E)
Stroke Rehabilitation

Yealm Ward (Level 2, Area E)

Durbin Ward (Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Level 1, Area L)
Acute Care of Elderly/Frailty Unit

Wynard Ward (Centre for Women’s Health, Level 1)

Outpatient clinics are held in Exeter, however, we also have clinics in Exmouth, Axminster, Okehampton, Sidmouth, Cullompton, Honiton and Ottery St Mary.

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

Find out more

Last updated: November 15, 2022.